Schools, youth facilities and sports clubs are not safe places for young LGBT people or those who are considered to be LGBT! “Tranny” or “gay pig” are the most common swear words in schoolyards, derogatory “jokes” usually go unchallenged and especially when young people have the courage to come out, they often experience discrimination, bullying or social isolation. Not infrequently, already on a coming out out of fear of such reactions, the commitment in the club decreases or the school achievements deteriorate rapidly.
together education constructively and committedly counters prejudices against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans*, inter* and non-binary people. The volunteer team members make an important contribution to acceptance and a better social climate through professional educational workshops. In personal encounters, the participants receive an authentic picture of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans*, inter* and non-binary people. Through a variety of methods, they are supported in openly addressing and questioning clichés and fears.
The workshops are carried out by a young and committed team of volunteers. They have been prepared for this challenging task through qualification measures and are continuously accompanied by a pedagogical specialist. Workshops take place on site or in one of our youth facilities in the cities of Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and in the districts of Wesel and Kleve. Appointments and individual preparation are made with the responsible specialists.
Eppinghofer Str. 1-3
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Tel. 0208 12 59 21
Mobil 0179 614 56 98 (SCHLAU Ruhr - Benedikt Mintrop)
Mobil 0179 614 54 93 (SCHLAU Kleve/Wesel - Vera van Oyen)